Why is everybody so worried about how big it is? Hey, I’m still talking about Destiny. Bungie has had to come to their own defense recently about the size and scope of their upcoming game. Jonty Barnes, director of production, had this to say when asked about the game being called small:
“If I’m honest with you, it blew my mind, because it’s the biggest game we’ve ever made. I don’t think people understand the depth and amount of gameplay there is in Destiny. It was a big beta. So the first thing, I was like, well that was a huge beta. I don’t understand how people could have that concern when you think about that and all the different planets we’re going to open up and the gameplay we’ve got there.
“I’m not worried about it, because I honestly believe Destiny is a huge game. I can tell you that through blood and sweat as well. It’s been a huge game and undertaking for us. Compared to anything we’ve done before, if you’re going to do a comparison, you’re laughing, honestly.
“It was surprising, but part of that is, because we have all these connected spaces – we’ve got lots of locations but we drive them to be connected so we have all these collisions of people. However you divide something up, you can make a number look big or small. In people’s heads they don’t really understand what that is.”
Even before the full game is released it seems that people want to tear it down. Sure it sounds like there isn’t much there if you focus there being only one game element, be it raid, strike, or campaign, per planet but don’t forget to include the exploration and multi-player modes when sizing up the game. Also keep in mind that some of the MMO’s that are considered huge today did not start out that way upon their release. In fact, it may be argumentative to compare Destiny to an MMO in terms of size and scope.
Try and take it easy about the game and don’t give yourself any hemorrhoids worrying about it. Watch this new trailer instead.
I’ll see you on September 9th when we get out hands on the full game. Then I’ll make my judgments about it.
Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!